Ali Kantoori Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

CHRR - Student Activist Ali Kantoori Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison. Ali Kantoori’s lawyer was notified of the 15-year prison sentence on February 23, 2010. The student activist and his lawyer have 20 days to file an appeal. During his trial, student activist Ali Kantoori denied all charges, and according to his lawyer, there was no evidence in the file that pointed to his guilt.

Kantoori’s case had been originally assigned to branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran but was sent later to the Sanandaj court.

Ali Kantoori was arrested in December of 2007 near his house in Qazvin and released on $150,000 (USD) bail after spending five months in Evin prison and Ghezel Hesar prison. This is the second prison sentence for the student activist, who had previously received a 32 months for other national security related charges.

In August 2009, Kantoori’s house was raided by six plainclothes agents who seized a number of his personal belongings after searching the house.


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